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2013 Acura RDX Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is constantly a liquid or gas substance used to regulate the temperature of your engine. Liquid coolants are constantly half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower the chilly point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is extraordinarily good. Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the considerable ingredient in the prominent term "antifreeze". Keep in mind, you never want to pour antifreeze or water by themselves into your engine system. They need to be combined to create the lawful coolant.

You can invest ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water extra, or you can invest full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being extra to the engine system. Give the advisors at Nalley Acura a call at 7706299293 or schedule service online and let one of our technicians and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every vehicle manufacturer, including Acura has developed its own coolant or requires a clear coolant that is unique to exact years and models. There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish each including red, yellow, blue, green, purple and orange. It is big to do your research if you plan to browse, flush, or replace the coolant in your vehicle. Many models will not be applicable even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Nalley Acura offers a mixture of coolant flush coupons to help you save today. To shop all of our service specials click here. If you'd like to handle your coolant service yourself, you can still purchase coolant or antifreeze from Nalley Acura directly at a disparate price.

What kind of coolant does 2013 Acura RDX use?

There are many types and colors of coolant from inorganic to organic to hybrid. To make things even more confusing, the color of the coolant doesn't always mean the same thing. It's satisfactory to reference your 2013 Acura RDX owner's manual for the discernable type of coolant needed and the contrasting intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service completed. Or you can call one of our Acura RDX experienced service technicians for any information you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make satisfied the suitable coolant is used. Give Nalley Acura a call today!

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2013 Acura RDX?

Common symptoms that your 2013 Acura RDX needs a coolant flush are:

  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • Sediment or rust will be conspicuous in the coolant
  • Coolant will typically leak out when the engine is working. Check the ground when you park.
  • Your temperature gauge will read accurately above known with the engine on for a few minutes.
  • Unusual grinding noises can come from the engine
  • Sometimes, albeit unbelievable, you'll be reliable to smell an odd burning odor coming from under the hood.
  • Your heater may stop working
  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood

How long does 2013 Acura RDX coolant last?

How generally you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are innumerable types of coolants. Interestingly enough, up until the mid-1990s there was basically only a single type of coolant. It was a green formula coolant that contained corrosion inhibitors that only lasted between 24,000 - 36,000 miles or between two to three years. This type of coolant is not recommended for newer vehicles which come equipped with a longer-lasting coolant.

Newer coolants use an Organic Acid Technology (OAT) and last up to twice as long as older coolant. In some cases these long-life coolants can last over 5 years or 100,000 miles.

For distinct information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2013 Acura RDX maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give Nalley Acura a call at 7706299293 rapidly and ask one of our factory-trained technicians or advisers. You can also book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

How often should you change coolant in a 2013 Acura RDX?

Typically, you should have your 2013 Acura RDX coolant flush completed every 30,000 miles or every two years. There are some instances where your vehicle can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your vehicle into Nalley Acura, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make confident it's diluted correctly. It's extraordinary to have this checked every 15,000 miles to make confident you catch any issues before they cause rigid damage. When it comes to your 2013 Acura RDX engine, it's better safe than sorry.

2013 Acura RDX Coolant Flush

A coolant flush or cooling system service consists of three prime services.

  • Adding a cleaner compound to get rid of corrosion, sediment, particles,and rust
  • Refilling the system with the appropriate coolant and carefully measuring the dilution percentage
  • Flushing the entire system thoroughly

What happens if my 2013 Acura RDX runs out of coolant?

Your 2013 Acura RDX doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a personal percentage range or your 2013 Acura RDX engine components can start to rust, break, or become irreparably damaged. If you run out of coolant fully due to a leak or poor fluid levels, your entire engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

What color coolant does 2013 Acura RDX use?

It's meaningful to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are ordinarily orange, yellow, red or purple, Hybrid Organic Acid Technology (HOAT) coolants are orange and yellow. There's quite a bit of overlap. Then you have Inorganic Acid Technology (IAT) coolants that are ordinarily green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, always be sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're using. When considering for the right coolant for your 2013 Acura RDX, you need to always check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are using the right coolant is to send your 2013 Acura RDX to Nalley Acura or give us a call at 7706299293. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

How much coolant does a 2013 Acura RDX take or need?

Every make and model requires a slightly contrasting level of coolant. To see the exact amount major you should always check your 2013 Acura RDX owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to Nalley Acura and we'll resolution any questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To stop burns, make sure your automobile engine is cordial before checking your coolant level.